School Governors

All primary, secondary and special schools, are accountable to their governing bodies, which in turn are accountable to parents and the community. Not only do governors bring their own knowledge and skills to the role, but can also learn how our school is run. The role of a school governor is, a serious undertaking and also enormously rewarding.

Please get in touch if you feel this is an area of the school where you would like to be involved.


  • Mrs Janice Peacock – Head Teacher (Ex-officio – By virtue of position held)
  • Catherine Tysoe – Foundation (appointed by the Diocese) – Chair
  • Katherine Hodson – Governor (appointed by the Directors) – Vice Chair
  • Andrew Clark – Governor (appointed by the Directors)
  • Audrey Joan Evans – Governor (appointed by the Directors)
  • Duncan May – Parent (elected by Parents)
  • Hannah Dade – Staff (elected by Staff)
  • John Durant – Foundation (appointed by the Diocese)
  • Harriet Render – Parent (elected by Parents)

Pamela Allum – Clerk

To read our Governing body’s register of Business Interests, please click on the following link St James LGB – Register of Interests 2020- 2021 Website version

Vale Academy Trust – LGB Terms of Reference 2018-19

Governors are elected to serve for a period of four years. Any parent having a child in school is eligible for nomination as a Parent Governor.

The Governors meet at least once a term and are assigned responsibilities which form the focus for their regular visits to school.  During these visits they meet with the staff and children and observe lessons or events as part of their role as ‘critical friend’.

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